Survey of Nova Scotia teachers show lingering issues since last contract imposed

A survey released by a group of former and current educators indicates Nova Scotia’s teachers feel overburdened and disrespected in the aftermath of the 2016-17 contract dispute that was resolved through a government-imposed wage settlement. Report co-author Pamela Rogers, of Educators for Social Justice-Nova Scotia, says the responses show that teachers still feel they are chronically under-resourced in the classroom […]

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As teachers get paid, learning returns to bombed-out Yemen school

TAIZ, Yemen (Reuters) – Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms. “In the past few months things have stabilized, teachers’ salaries have begun to be paid, and hopefully things will continue this way,” said Hoda […]

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Girl, 16, shot in head in front of fellow pupils in school’s bicycle shed

A teenage girl was gunned down in front of horrified classmates at a school in the Netherlands. The 16-year-old girl was reportedly shot in a school bicycle shed at around 1pm Tuesday outside the Rotterdam Design College. Police in the Dutch city have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the incident who is believed to have been in a […]

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Education officials in London worry for math programs after provincial funding cuts

Both the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) are worried about math-related programs for students, in the wake of the Ontario government’s decision to slash $25-million dollars in funding that would have given students extra skills and support. The LDCSB says it “initially appears” it will lose $1.3 million from its $260-million […]

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Columbia Univ. denounces white student’s ‘alarming’ rant

Columbia University has denounced a “racially charged incident” after a video went viral showing a white student shouting at a group of minority students that, “White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world.” University officials released a statement Sunday, calling the footage “alarming” and said it featured “painful language” being used against minority students. The school […]

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Fortnite is making children aggressive, schools warn ahead of Season 7 release

Several schools have written to parents with concerns over Fortnite – saying it’s changing kid’s behaviour and creating ‘anger, aggression, attitude and bad language’. The multiplayer online game pits players against 99 others in a frantic fight for survival, where the last gamer standing is the winner. But some parents and teachers have seen their children’s behaviour change while playing. […]

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UNC leaders to vote on plan for toppled Confederate statue

Interested in Confederate Monuments? Leaders of North Carolina’s flagship university are meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate monument torn down by protesters. The chancellor and trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were finalizing a plan Monday for the century-old bronze statue known as “Silent Sam.” They didn’t immediately release details, and went into closed […]

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Three women recognized for work to end women abuse

Efforts to end violence against women have earned three London women an award in the name of a late police inspector. The London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse (LCCEWA) is giving the John Robinson Award to Megan Walker, Patty Marshal, and Colleen Kelly this year. As a member of the London Police Service, Robinson worked tirelessly to establish policies […]

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Boy, 15, excluded from school because of ‘unusual’ hairstyle designed by mum

A teenager was excluded from school because of his ‘unusual’ hairstyle which his mum spent hours designing. Miles Coaley, 15, was asked to leave his school in North Wales after turning up with braids. His mum had spent four hours the night before plaiting his locks in a bid to hep him "look a little different", reports the Daily Post. […]

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Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs

At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly. Arguing that campus resource groups for women and women’s studies programs amount to discrimination against men, Pekgoz has filed federal complaints […]

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